What’s in Your Toolbox?
- I Turn Every Experience into an Opportunity
I know that everything in life happens for some subliminal reason and we can’t always have the foresight to venture ahead to understand it or the gratitude for the wisdom gained from the experience but I have learned to recognize when opportunity arises.
Opportunities are actually abundant for everyone but I think many of us don’t see them because they haven’t appeared as grandiose as built them up in our minds. Even the smallest of opportunity is still an opportunity and when you take advantage of the small ones what follows suit is the big ones too because opportunity knows no boundaries and once you open that door you start to realize, recognize and become aware of how many there are around you. It’s not a matter of you changing, it’s just a matter of adjusting your vision, similar to wearing 3D glasses where the objects pop out at you, you will be able to see your opportunities in a heightened state of awareness that makes them stand out before you.
- I Am Worth Loving
Knowing your worth and learning not to de-value yourself based on an opinion that isn’t your own is an inner dialogue you need to develop. Everyone has an opinion but if they haven’t walked in your shoes for any length of time then there is absolutely no foundation for that opinion to stand on. I’ve found that people with strong opinions usually aren’t very happy, I believe that is because they are so busy looking into someone else’s life that they aren’t living their own and by doing so they are depriving themselves of finding happiness and enjoying their life the way they were meant to. We are all worth loving, we are all worth finding happiness and we are all worth enjoying our lives, no matter what!
- I Forgive Myself
Forgiveness is a major part of your own evolvement, without it you are literally held within a trap of your own making that keeps you in a state of sadness, hurt, discontent, anger, and so many more. Forgiveness is essential for moving past an experience that has caused negative disruption, disruption that has been awful that it has halted you in your tracks and kept you unable to look ahead. On one of my previous posts (Evolving Means Change) I put in a quote from Oprah Winfrey about forgiveness that I believe are words to live by as well as words to inspire you to forgive so you can enjoy your best life.
- I Am in the Process of Positive Change
I’ve always lived within the positive mindset, outlook and attitude and I believe that maintaining and feeding those states of mind have made what has become a process not feel like one. It has become effortless so much so that I don’t have to work very hard at staying positive. Of course everyone has an off day, I do too, like you got up on the wrong side of the bed and everything bugs you but I don’t think that has as much to do with my positive outlook as it does with just being burnt out. My positivity never waivers, I have high hopes and aspirations for all areas of my life and I know that when the time is right all things fall into place. The Divine knows all, I’ve had my moment of doubting it when something didn’t happen when I expected but I found that when it happened later when I didn’t, it was better timing. The Universe just knows and part of positivity is having faith in that but I am always trying to create a better way and a better process for positive change. That’s the whole point of positivity, it inspires you continually improve, not because you need it but because you love it.
- I Open New Doors to Life
I am continually looking for new doors to open and as much as I get scared at first, that’s my personal indication that I’m opening the right one. I think you have to scare yourself sometimes, really challenge yourself, push yourself forward even if you’re terrified because pushing past that fear enhances your own personal courage, builds self-confidence and sometimes it opens up an opportunity, one you might not have otherwise discovered. The more new doors you open the more your personal power grows because with each step into new territory you blaze trails for yourself and for others. Imagine how much inspiration one person can provide to another just by leading the way and vice versa, you may follow another’s path because they’ve inspired you to do so. Inspiration comes from a place of purity, a place of universal love and cannot be touched or tainted by negativity. Open as many new doors as you can find and I can assure you, your path will be found!
- The Past is Over
There is a reason why it is called the past, and that is because you can’t go back and change it regardless of whether or not you think you will find some sort relief from the negativity that has transpired forth as a result of the experience. Chances are even if you were able to go back and hit the delete button to undo what was done, sure it may have changed where you are now but you would also lose the greater gifts that came with it. Don’t disparage the gifts, what you learn from lessons can help you in more experiences to come than you realize. I’ve learned how to adapt and handle situations that in my teen years wouldn’t have even entered my mind. I’ve learned how to trust (especially in the universe) that all things happen when they are meant to and there’s no point in me trying to rush the universe if it decides it’s going to move at a glacial pace, at least that’s how I view it when I get impatient, trust me my patience is still a work in progress. Without these lessons that are all from my past, I may not be as mindfully developed, and the mindful development is a work in progress as well and that is because if I don’t keep challenging myself, what am I doing then?
Keep the past where it belongs, allow yourself the presence and peace of mind to enjoy the present and even though your future is not yet written, look forward to living it, I know I do!